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Thursday, May 24, 2018

We boaters are the original conservationists. We can point to our long-standing concern for clean water. So, while it’s upsetting to read recent headlines about 79-thousand tons of plastic debris in one area of the Pacific Ocean alone, it also highlights an issue boaters must actively get behind. The story is that some 1.8

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Environmental Impact

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lake sturgeon – evolutionary ancients that have lived in the Great Lakes almost forever – have something in common with Michigan’s salmon, which didn’t even live around here until a half century ago. Both types of fish spend most of their time in big lakes but run up rivers to spawn; and they both show

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Friday, May 18, 2018

Do you know the difference between ecotourism, sustainable travel, responsible travel and volunteer vacationing? While there is a lot of overlap with each of these terms, they all have one common theme - that is to improve lives through travel and tourism. Data shows that more and more, customers are seeking out these types of

tags: Environmental Impact, Travel

Thursday, May 17, 2018

US Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9) leads a list of dignitaries scheduled to celebrate the reopening of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 19, at 10 am. The memorial was closed in 2017 for $2.4 million in deferred maintenance (DM) work that included repointing the

tags: Environmental Impact, Events

Monday, May 7, 2018

Bee + Hive, a not-for-profit sustainable tourism association based in Canada, unites hotels, restaurants and parks that embrace sustainable practices and experiences. The association continues to expand around the world and has announced the addition of Little St. Simons Island in Georgia to its roster. Additional members are Sal

tags: Beyond the Lakes, East Coast, Environmental Impact, Travel

Thursday, May 3, 2018

As part of the ongoing commitment to protecting the environment, Evinrude employees volunteer on land and water to support river cleanup On Saturday April 21st, 2018, Evinrude employees took part in the 23rd Annual Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup as part of the company’s Earth Day celebration. Joining over 4,000 volunteers

tags: Environmental Impact, Events

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded just over $1.1 million in grants for five new two-year coastal science research projects. New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, and one of 33 university-based programs under the National

tags: Environmental Impact, Safety

Friday, April 27, 2018

Five streams removed from list of 10-brook-trout bag limit streams Anglers heading out for the trout season opener at the end of the month will have portions of nearly 40 Upper Peninsula trout streams where an additional five brook trout may be kept as part of the daily bag limit. The new regulation approved last fall added a suite

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Friday, April 20, 2018

Made of the same high-quality material that customers expect from PlasDECK, the Eco Series includes recycled content that allows the company to sell this flooring at a lower cost without lowering standards. PlasDECK, Inc., the industry leader of synthetic teak boat decking, recently launched a revolutionary new product line. PlasDECK

tags: Environmental Impact, Flooring

Thursday, April 19, 2018

State and private universities partner on critical research to benefit NY Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region The Great Lakes Research Consortium of 18 colleges and universities in New York State has published its 2018 report, showcasing innovative research conducted by faculty and students at member institutions. The 16-page

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes